At VCA Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, Dentistry is important as all of the services we provide. This is because your pet’s ability to consume their food is a vital part of their nutrition, which will affect their health. If your are a resident of Yorba Linda, Orange County, Anaheim, or Riverside County, VCA Yorba Regional is the place for you to learn about primary and preventive measures for your pet’s dental care.
The Importance of Dental Care
Dental care is vital to your pet’s health. If your are not proactive about dental care your pet can suffer from gum disease which can seriously lead to heart disease, kidney disease, and liver failure. 8 out 10 dogs as well as 7 out of 10 cats have been shown in recent studies to have gum disease by the early age of three. But with the dentistry program here at Yorba most cases can be prevented and others can be cared for.
Some Signs of Dental Problems are
• Bad Breath
• Excessive Drooling
• Discolored teeth
• Loss of Appetite
If your pet is suffering from dental problems, some major effects are
• Prolonged chronic pain
• Tooth loss
• Infections and severe irritation
• Lowered resistance to their health issues
• Heart disease
• Liver disease
• Kidney disease
An inflamed gum line is an early symptom of periodontal disease. Other symptoms included red, swollen and sometimes tender gums and an increase of plaque. An extensive plaque formation will cause a foul odor.